Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: South Hills Children’s Choir

April 14, 2018 – 10:25 am | 43 views
IMG_5831 From 04/14/2018: The South Hills Children's Choir members Ailsa Foulke (13), Asa Foulke (16), Clare Nolan (17), Emma Nolan (13), Lydia Nolan (15) of Blackburn Study Center, Murphy Goode (12), Allison Greenawald (16) of Canon Macmillan, Emelia Hickman (13, McGuffey School District), Heather Willis (17, homeschool), Riley Kirik (15), Bre Stoner (14), Marissa Wycinsky (15) of Bethel Park School District.

Youth Express: September Trio

April 14, 2018 – 10:05 am | 15 views
IMG_5826 From 04/14/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The September Trio featuring Ruth Hartmann (16, cello) of Fox Chapel Area High School along with Nathanael Turner (18, violin) and Jacob Worst (17, viola) of Lincoln Park performing Arts Charter School.

Youth Express: Carnegie Mellon Music Prep

April 7, 2018 – 10:05 am | 55 views

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, High School Musical & Titanic

March 31, 2018 – 10:35 am | 50 views
IMG_5616 From 03/31/2018: Pittsburgh Musical Theater performers Tsehaynesh Rigotti (12, Falk Laboratory School), Brecken Farrell (16, Knoch High School), Shaun Walker (12, Seneca Valley Middle School), Alex Ficco (18, South Fayette High School), Ella Jo-Reinhart (13, St. Sylvester), Mia Schmidtetter (18, Fox Chapel High School), Aubrie Knapp (18, Pine-Richland High School), Amara Busa (16, Pine-Richland High School), Dara Kovacevic (17, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Jeramie Welch (17, Keystone Oaks) with a preview of High School Musical, Jr. and Titanic, A New Musical, New Hazlett Theater, 4/5 to 4/8

Youth Express: North Hills Orchestra

March 31, 2018 – 10:05 am | 79 views
IMG_5432 From 03/31/2018: The North Hills Orchestra comprised of 4th and 5th grade students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View Elementary Schools under the direction of Allison Craig

Youth Express: De’Via Art

March 24, 2018 – 10:35 am | 25 views
IMG_5561 From 03/24/2018: Braden Elliot (14), Bernie Elliot (13), and Dalton D'Angelo (11) from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf along with Fran Flaherty and interpreters Eileen Noble and Heather Gray with details on the Deaf View/Image Art exhibition at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Fidelis Trio

March 24, 2018 – 10:05 am | 31 views
IMG_5555 From 03/24/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Fidelis Trio featuring ninth graders Thomas Bauer (violin, Mt. Lebanon), Maeve Southard-Wray (violin, home-schooled) and Nick Lev (cello, North Allegheny)

Youth Express: Strong Women Strong Girls

March 17, 2018 – 10:35 am | 49 views
IMG_5521 From 03/17/2018: Jaleah Robinson (Asst. Prinicipal, Environmental Charter School) and college mentor Nahdiya Oliver (Junior, Duquesne University) discussing their involvement with Strong Women Strong Girls

Youth Express: The Atonic Wind Quintet

March 17, 2018 – 10:05 am | 61 views
IMG_5518 From 03/17/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Atonic Wind Quintet featuring Kayla Gilmore (flute, 12th grade, Oak Glen High School, WV), Kirsten Haddox (oboe, 12th grade, Bethel Park), Matthew Rygelski (clarinet, 11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Joshua Faiella (bassoon, 11th grade, Hopewell), and Maya Waller (French horn, post high-school gap year)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, The Little Mermaid

March 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 49 views
IMG_5442 From 03/10/2018: Ben Godley Fisher (14, Pittsburgh Obama) and Lila English (15, Pittsburgh CAPA) on the upcoming Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of The Little Mermaid, Byham Theater, 3/15 to 3/25